gudi



[Chin.]


CLASSIFICATION: 

Aerophone, Open tube flute, End blown flute, Wind instrument Western Equivalent flute

HISTORY:  
The gudi is a replica of the instrument unearthed in Hemudu in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. It was used in ancient times for bird-hunting.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 
The gudi are made from the ulnae of the red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis Millen) and have 5, 6, 7 and 8 finger holes.
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See also Bangdi (piccolo); Gudi (flute); Qudi (flute); Dizi (transverse flute); Di (transverse flute); Xiao (vertical flute); Dong xiao (same as xiao).


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